Re: Pioli Fired!
posted at 1/4/2013 2:52 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to polar123's comment:
If anything, his firing reinforces just how good a coach Belicheck is. Under his watch, Matt Cassell developed into a decent NFl caliber QB, and went 11-5, the year Brady went down. In KC, under a string of Head Coaches picked Pioli, Cassell failed misreably. I hear People say it is all about the sysetm BB runs in NE an how it fit Cassell, but Pioli was a part of that system, and he failed to reproduce it in KC. The Cassell argument also answers critics who say that BB is overrrated, and that the Pats success is all because of Brady. Bringing Pioli back here makes no sense really, they are doing fine without him.
Agree, but I also think they should have been more patient with Pioli. His lone mistake was hiring Haley.
I don't think you can build a SB winner in 3 years. It just doesn't happen. BB did it in 2 here in 2001, but that's clearly an abberration.
If I am an owner, I want this:
1. A GM who gets the cap and applies salary correctly.
2. A GM who knows how to draft in conjunction with FA and the market.
3. A steady coach who players respect and who can build a strong staff that will stay for a little while.
It's all about stability and continuity. If an owner gets this and then finds the people who can do the above, then you're off and running.
Good points, but I agree with Quagmire, the Chiefs gave Pioli enough time to build a winner. I also agree on continuity, but only if you are building something. The Chiefs were circling the drain with Pioli.